Some sound advice from US News on buying real estate abroad:
Rum and real estate don’t mix. You want to be sober when considering property purchase options in a foreign land. And you certainly want your wits about you when it comes time to sign on the dotted line. The trouble is, in the lands of mañanas and fiestas, the rum flows, and so do the promises. The key to success navigating overseas and especially developing-world real estate markets is avoiding the liquor and turning a deaf ear to the assurances.
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